I’ve always believed in the saying that fashion is art in itself and that couldn’t be truer when it comes to the recent, Dior Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018 Collection presented at Paris Fashion Week.

Melding high fashion with an art movement that began in the early 1920s, the show is a surrealist’s dream come true and plays on the concept of duality with the strong use of black and white to create that dizzy checkered print. So much so that’s almost like an optical illusion of sorts for the viewer.

And that duality is also evident in the way masculine silhouettes are showcased alongside soft, feminine gowns and skirts that reveal just enough skin.

I love how many of the looks come complete with masks to add to the mystery and allure of the collection.

More than just an ode to Monsieur Dior’s work, the show was also a reflection of who he is as a person: an avid art lover at the epicentre of the surrealist movement who counts artists such as Salvador Dali and Argentine surrealist painter, Leonor Fini as close friends.

Even the show set was breathtakingly beautiful and I just hope one day, I’d be able to walk through the golden gates to catch a Dior Haute Couture show. Now, that would be surreal for me…

Images: Dior